After writing about Stromae the other night, I looked up to see if he had any tour dates in the US anytime soon. Unfortunately, he does not. However, I discovered that lots of his efforts have gone into his clothing brand lately, and that the brand is spectacular. All of the clothes are unisex and super cool, are fair-trade, are made in Europe, have an emphasis on sustainable/organic fibers and eco-friendly sewing tactics (to waste as little cloth as possible), and are in limited numbers. (The last part means that only a certain number, say 25, for example, are made of any one item. So, for a t-shirt, there would be 4 XS, 6 S, 6 M, 5 L, and 4 XL made, and that’s it. Once they are sold out, there are no more of that particular t-shirt made again.) They also include a chart on the cost of production for many items, detailing how much money it actually costs to produce that specific item, thereby explaining why an item is being sold for its specific price.
Check it out. Here’s the page all about their being an awesomely responsible company, from which you can click to the shopping area to see the awesome clothes, and here’s the page for the company as a whole, which is more than just a clothing brand – check out their About page found on that one.
I just wish I lived a life where it would be practical and affordable for me to get the cardigan 7, which is a sweater I loved when I first saw it in one of Stromae’s interviews (actually, the one I linked here the other night!). The sweater was cool in and of itself, but it was made even cooler by the fact that Stromae himself actually wore it. Alas, I do not live such a life (and am instead barely getting by financially as a crazy person doing full-time grad school and part-time-ish work), so the cardigans will go to those who do live such lives. 😛